Those popular fidget spinners seem like a great holiday gift idea, but now there’s some concern about these popular toys. A new report shows they may contain high levels of lead.
The findings come from the US Public Interest Research Group. It tested 12 fidget spinners sold at Target stores across the nation. Two came back in high levels of lead, the fidget wild premium spinner brass and metal models.
Both the retailer and Target say the items are still on the shelves because the fidget spinner is marketed to children older than 14 years, and is not subject to the stricter standards of kids toys.
“If it says it`s marketed for children over 14 they don`t have to take it off the shelves and these are popular and there`s a lot of money to be made in those so I`m not surprised by that,” says Karla Johnson.
Some health departments offer testing of the devices, and shoppers can always return them if doubts arise.